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Bug#362989: debian-installer: post-install /etc/fstab cdrom setting can be problematic for certain discs

On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 02:12:10AM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> Could you comment on this issue? IIRC you were the one that added the type 
> udf for CDs.
> On Monday 17 April 2006 01:21, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > i was unable to see all of the files on a particular dvd (the world of
> > warcraft trial disc), so i looked into /etc/fstab to see what may be
> > the matter.  it appears that on install, the cdrom line had both udf
> > and iso9660 as the disc types.  i think that what happend was that the
> > udf reader was only able to see certain files on the disc because after
> > i removed udf from the type, all files on the disc could be read just
> > fine.

I added udf because Ubuntu users found that when they created DVDs with
certain tools on other systems and mounted them on Ubuntu (or, for that
matter, on Debian) they got 8+3 file names rather than long file names:


It would be a shame to lose that, although I admit that I don't know
exactly how widespread the need for UDF support is; but the change still
makes logical sense to me. As far as I know, the ",iso9660" normally
causes fallback to ISO9660 without any problems.

This particular issue feels like it might be a bug in the kernel's UDF
filesystem code, although without analysing the DVD in question it's
hard to be sure of that. Perhaps this should be reassigned to the kernel
team for investigation?


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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